Diffusion PNCG – n° 252 – 18 janvier 2023

1. mm Universe conference (June 26th-30th, Grenoble)
2. workshop “Future Science with CMB x LSS” (April 10-14, 2023, Kyoto, Japan)
3. Les Rencontres de Physique de la Vallée d’Aoste (5–11 mars 2023, La Thuile, Italy)
4. Up to three post-doctoral positions at the APC laboratory in Paris, France.
5. Postdoc on HIRAX at UKZN, South Africa
6. Postdoc on lunar radio astronomy at Brookhaven, USA
7. Postdoc and PhD positions at the University of Geneva
8. Postdoctoral position in Galactic Archeology at INAF Padova

Envoyez svp vos propositions d’annonces à l’adresse : pncg@iap.fr
Pour vous inscrire ou gérer votre abonnement à la liste PNCG: https://listes.services.cnrs.fr/wws/info/pncg 

1. mm Universe conference (June 26th-30th, Grenoble)
This is the third announcement concerning the mm Universe conference to be held in Grenoble (France) in 2023 from June 26th to June 30th.
The registration and call for abstracts are open.

This international conference will bring together the scientific community working on science related to millimetre observations. It includes instrumental, observational and theoretical topics related to the mm Universe, from stellar to cosmological scales. As multi-wavelength analysis is a key approach to understand astrophysical processes and cosmological issues, the conferences series is of course opened to results and observations at other wavelengths. 


  • Cosmology with clusters of galaxies
  • Galaxy cluster science (SZ, X, visible, …)
  • Galaxy formation in the early Universe
  • Nearby galaxies
  • Galactic star formation
  • From dust to planets
  • mm instruments
  • Simulation

Deadline : January 31st

Call for abstracts:
Deadline : Februray 15th

The conference proceedings will be  published in European Physical Journal Web of Conferences
All papers will be peer-reviewed

More information: https://lpsc-indico.in2p3.fr/event/2859/
transmis par F. Mayet

2. workshop “Future Science with CMB x LSS” (April 10-14, 2023, Kyoto, Japan)

We are excited to announce the workshop “Future Science with CMB x LSS”, to be held at the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics at Kyoto University from April 10-14, 2023: https://www2.yukawa.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmb-lss/index.php

Upcoming high-precision surveys of the cosmic microwave background (CMB), including the Simons Observatory, South Pole Observatory, LiteBIRD, and CMB-S4, as well as those of the large-scale structure (LSS), such as Rubin LSST, DESI, PFS, Euclid, SPHEREx, and Roman Space Telescope, stand to transform our understanding of cosmology. Many of the observables from these independent surveys will be correlated due to their large overlaps in sky and redshift coverage. Transformative discoveries in fundamental physics ––– inflation, the nature of dark energy, the nature of dark matter, neutrino mass, and beyond ––– will rely on joint CMB-LSS analyses, as they allow us to increase the overall signal-to-noise, break degeneracies, mitigate systematics, and probe new observables. This workshop will bring together active world experts from both fields, covering a wide range of topics from theoretical modeling to data analysis, with the aim to build synergies between the two fields and foster future collaborations.

The relevant registration deadlines are as follows:

  • January 15, 2023: requests for financial support
  • February 15, 2023: general registration for guaranteed consideration
  • March 1, 2023: late registration

The registration form is available at:

SOC: Jia Liu (co-chair), Colin Hill (co-chair), Tomotake Matsumura, Masahiro Takada, Chihway Chang, Eiichiro Komatsu, David Alonso
LOC: Takahiro Nishimichi, Atsushi Taruya, Shogo Ishikawa

Transmis par T. Nishimichi, A. Taruya, S. Ishikawa

3. Les Rencontres de Physique de la Vallée d’Aoste (5–11 mars 2023, La Thuile, Italy)

The Congress will bring together about 120 active experimentalists and theorists to review the present status and the future prospects in elementary particle physics. The program, only plenary sessions, will include review talks followed by extensive discussions. Some time will also be available for shorter contributions on new results. This format is chosen in order to allow for thorough exposure of what is presently known and of the foreseeable progress in the field, as well as for a critical assessment of future goals. Special sessions devoted to contributions of young scientists will be held.

The program will include comprehensive presentations of the LHC results. The following topics will be covered:

  • Cosmology,GravitationalWaves,andAstroparticlePhysics • DarkMatterandDarkEnergySearches
  • NeutrinoPhysics
  • ElectroweakandQCDPhysics
  • TopQuarkPhysics
  • FlavourPhysics,CPViolationandRareDecays
  • TheHiggsBoson,andsearchesforPhysicsBeyondtheStandardModel

The Sessions will be half day long, from 8.30 to 11.30 a.m. and from 4.30 to 7.30 p.m. Mid-day hours will be free for rest, sport and informal discussions. Internet connection and wi-fi will be available at the Hotel.
La Thuile is a beautiful mountain village located 1450m a.s.l., 20 Km from Mont Blanc, at the bottom of a vast skiing area. Communication to La Thuile is best by road. Coming from North, the village can be reached from France through the Mont Blanc tunnel, rom South, by exiting the Aosta-Mont Blanc highway at Morgex.
The Planibel Hotel is an outstanding resort for winter sports and congresses, featuring several entertainment and sport facilities (indoor swimming pool, gym, and sauna) that will be available for free to the participants. The main cable-car to skiing sites leaves from the Hotel basement.

Participation will be by invitation. However, physicists who do not receive an invitation may apply to the Conference Organizers. Young physicists are encouraged to apply. A limited number of grants for young physicists are available.

4. Up to three post-doctoral positions at the APC laboratory in Paris, France.Deadline: January 31st 2023

The Astroparticle and Cosmology (APC) laboratory of Université Paris Cité is happy to announce up to three postdoctoral positions in the areas of galaxy formation and evolution, and cosmology. We seek candidates eager to work with us in the following areas :

 1) Analysis of clusters and proto-clusters at z>1.5. The postdoctoral fellow will work with Simona Mei at the APC laboratory (https://www.linkedin.com/in/simona-mei-1721bb3a/) in collaboration with Emanuele Daddi at the AIM laboratory. S/he will compare the fractions of quenched and early-type galaxies and the gas content of clusters and protoclusters at z>1.5 detected with different techniques, in preparation for the exploitation of future observations with the Euclid Mission and the Vera C. Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST). 

2) Research on galaxy clusters and/or CMB cross-correlations with large-scale structure in preparation for the Euclid or the Rubin Observatory LSST (observational or development and analysis of simulations) to lead and/or to contribute to papers for Euclid Key or Standard Projects with one or several of the APC Euclid member scientists, and a contribution to the Euclid processing of external data from the Rubin Observatory LSST. The postdoctoral fellow will work within the APC Euclid team, and will contribute to algorithm development and operations for the photometric validation and/or to the algorithm development and operations for photometric redshifts and/or simulations of combined Euclid and LSST observations.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in astrophysics with a specialization in one or several of the following scientific themes: formation and evolution of galaxies, clusters of galaxies, estimation of photometric redshifts and processing and analysis of astronomical images in optics and/or infrared, processing and analysis of galaxy spectra, development and/or analysis of cosmological or galaxy or galaxy cluster simulations.

The postdoctoral positions will be offered for 1 year, renewable, with a nominal start date after April 1st 2023 and before December 31st  2023.

 Candidates should send their application with the following elements to Simona Mei and James Bartlett before January 31st 2023:

  • Statement of research interests
  • CV
  • Three recommendation letters sent directly to S. Mei and J.Bartlett

S. Mei will share the applications on the first position with Emanuele Daddi (edaddi@cea.fr). Please have him in CC of all communication about this position.
Transmis par S. Mei

5. Postdoc on HIRAX at UKZN, South Africa
Deadline: Jan 31, 2023
The Astrophysics Research Centre (ARC) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) is offering postdoctoral research positions in the area of radio astronomy instrumentation and analysis. We seek highly qualified candidates to work on the Hydrogen Intensity and Real-time Analysis eXperiment (HIRAX), a radio telescope array that is being led by UKZN, which has key science goals of 21cm cosmology, transients, pulsars, and hydrogen absorbers. HIRAX will deploy its first dishes at the Karoo site by mid-2023. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work on a combination of radio hardware design and integration, instrument characterisation, simulations and forecasting, and analysis techniques for large data sets. There are additional opportunities to perform joint work within other ARC research areas, including galaxy evolution, clusters of galaxies, the cosmic microwave background, and theoretical cosmology.

6. Postdoc on lunar radio astronomy at Brookhaven, USA
Deadline: until filled
A successful candidate will focus on the LuSEE-Night project, which will land a Dark Ages pathfinder experiment on the far side of the Moon. LuSEE-Night is scheduled to fly on the CS-3 mission of NASA Commercial Lunar Payload Services in the second part of 2025. LuSEE-Night will demonstrate technical feasibility of the low-frequency (0.1-50MHz) radio observations from the far-side of the Moon. It will characterize the lunar far-side as a radio astronomy observatory and identify main sources of systematic errors for high precision observations. We are looking for a physicist to work on hardware, instrument development, and preparation for data analysis. Successful candidate will work with Anže Slosar. You will enjoy a high level of interaction with an international and multi-cultural scientific community.

7. Postdoc and PhD positions at the University of Geneva
Deadline: February 28, 2023
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position and a PhD position within the Extreme Universe research group of the University of Geneva (UNIGE), in Geneva, Switzerland, under the supervision of Dr. Dominique Eckert. The two SNSF-funded positions will be dedicated to observational and theoretical studies of galaxy groups and clusters. 

Project description:
The selected candidates will work on several Large Programs on ESA’s XMM-Newton observatory. The work will be focused mainly on the exploitation of a newly approved Large Program targeting a sample of 49 galaxy groups (https://www.astro.unige.ch/xgap/) with the aim of understanding the influence of AGN on their large-scale environment. The successful applicants will also have the opportunity of working on the performance verification data of the upcoming XRISM mission, which will be launched during the course of 2023. 

Applicants with backgrounds in extragalactic astronomy and astrophysics and/or computational research are welcome to apply. Particularly encouraged are applicants with a background in multi-wavelength extragalactic observations (X-ray, optical, radio, millimeter) or numerical simulations of structure formation or AGN feedback.

Working environment:
The Department of Astronomy of the University of Geneva is host to more than 100 scientists working on all fields of astronomy and astrophysics. The Extreme Universe research axis is focused on high-energy astrophysics and observational cosmology and is deeply involved in the development of future facilities (Euclid, XRISM, CTA, Athena, …). 

Starting date and benefits:
The start date is anticipated to be in fall 2023. Appointment will be for 2+2 years for the postdoc position and 4 years for the PhD position. 

Application material:
Applications should be sent to Dominique.Eckert@unige.ch (subject “PostDoc YourName” or “PhD YourName”) and should include: 

  • cover letter (pdf, 1 page)  
  • curriculum vitae (pdf)  
  • publication list for the postdoc position (pdf)

Applicants should also arrange for 2 letters of reference to be sent to Dominique.Eckert@unige.ch . All application materials, including the 2 letters, are due by February 28, 2023.

transmis par R. Gavazzi

8. Postdoctoral position in Galactic Archeology at INAF Padova
Deadline: February 1st 2023.
I would like to bring to your attention the opening of a postdoctoral position at INAF Padova:
“Galactic Archeology with large spectroscopic surveys”. Position is for 1 year, with the possibility of extension. 
Starting date in May 2023, with some flexibility. Compensation is tax exempt, and amounts to approx 2100euros/month, 
which is a good living wage in Padova.

The full call is available here, in Italian:


and English translation:


Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.transmis par S. Lucatello

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